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Resource Sat Nov 14 2009

Thanksgiving Cooking Classes for Everyone (Including Tofurky Fans)

CozyFallDinner.jpgWooden Spoon: The Thanksgiving Cliff Notes class will leave you with a veritable Plymouth feast. This $65 class will focus on stuffing, a vegetable, and cranberry sauce, but you'll also help put together the turkey with gravy and, of course, pumpkin pie.
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30pm
5047 N. Clark / 773.293.3190

Chopping Block: The Chopping Block has something for everyone this holiday. The following classes are all located at the Lincoln Square location (4747 N. Lincoln / 773.472.6700), but their Merchandise Mart spot offers classes, too. Prices range from $25 to $100:

Sunday, November 15 from 10am-2:30pm: Thanksgiving Crash Course
Tuesday, November 17 from 4-5pm: Kid's Cooking Class - The Great Pumpkin
Tuesday, November 17 from 7-9:30pm: Vegetarians Eat Thanksgiving, Too!
Wednesday, November 18 from 10am-2:30pm: Thanksgiving Workshop
Saturday, November 21 from 10am-12:30pm: Harvest Pies

Gallery 37 Center for the Arts: Gallery 37 is participating in the World Kitchen Series and is offering a $30 Traditional Thanksgiving class - one of the best deals in town. With turkey, gravy, dressing, and sides on the menu, the day couldn't get any more traditional.
Saturday, November 21 from 11am-2pm
66 E. Randolph / 312.742.8497

Sur la Table: So I can't say that my family typically serves Dungeness Crab and Heirloom Bean Brandade, and Roast Turkey Breast Stuffed with Sausage, Fennel and Raisins on Thanksgiving. But, hello - YUM. If nothing else, you'll impress your guests with ingredients they've never heard of. Here are two upcoming classes - both $69 - that will help with your Turkey Day prep:
Friday, November 19 at 6:30pm: Everything But the Turkey
Saturday, November 20 at 6:30pm: All-American Thanksgiving (which includes the aforementioned deliciousness)
52-52 E. Walton / 312.337.8544 or email

Have you tried any other holiday cooking classes in the area? Let us know!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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